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Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces

Alberta firefighters have greater access to lifesaving naloxone kits now that all first responders can administer naloxone by injection. 

Sylvan Lake gets improved health care

Residents of Sylvan Lake and area will have access to more health-care services under expanded hours. 

Grandson of transplant recipient wants you to be a donor

Cooper Pirtle, grandson of a double-lung transplant recipient, has a message for Alberta families this holiday season.

Statement from Alberta ministers on federal response to opioid crisis

Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health, and Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, have issued the following statement in response to federal legislation introduced today to help prevent opioid deaths: 

New Indigenous member appointed to AHS Board

Heather Hirsch, an Indigenous woman and 19-year-veteran in frontline health care, has been appointed to the Alberta Health Services Board.

Protecting families from rising dental costs

The government will create a public dental fee guide to give Albertans the information they need to protect their pocket books when making decisions about their dental health.

Toxic opioid carfentanil linked to 15 deaths

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Grimsrud, and Acting Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Elizabeth Brooks-Lim are notifying the public that the toxic opioid carfentanil is still circulating in our province and has been linked to 15 drug overdose deaths.

More beds, services at new Edson Healthcare Centre

New in-patient and continuing care beds will benefit residents of Edson and area at the new Edson Healthcare Centre.

Improved childhood disease protection behind Bill 28

The Public Health Amendment Act would mean a faster response to vaccine-preventable outbreaks in schools. 

Province bolsters opioid action plan to save lives

Alberta is implementing a range of new tools to address overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids. 

Statement from ministers on detection of carfentanil

With the illicit opioid carfentanil being confirmed in two recent Alberta deaths, the Health and Justice ministers reaffirm government efforts to address and prevent opioid deaths.

Carfentanil detected in two deaths in Alberta

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is alerting the public, as well as health and law-enforcement officials, that the illicit opioid carfentanil has been confirmed by the Chief Medical Examiner in two recent deaths.

Land deal approved for new long-term care and lodge spaces in Bassano

A new long-term lease agreement between the Newell Foundation and Alberta Health Services will see 34 long-term care and dementia spaces built in Bassano, as well as 40 lodge spaces for seniors. 

Government, primary care partners focus on sustainability

The government and its partners in primary care are making changes to ensure Primary Care Networks can deliver quality health services to Albertans for years to come.